SYFY sets premiere dates for Incorporated, Van Helsing, Channel Zero and more
A wide-array of new premieres are coming to SYFY this year, and the network has outlined the new premiere dates for you to set reminders. SYFY took the stage this week during the Television Critics Association summer press tour, and set Wednesday, November 30th as the premiere date for its original series INCORPORATED. The futuristic thriller is from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios, Universal Cable Productions.
The network also revealed September debuts for new series VAN HELSING (Friday, September 23 at 10/9c), CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE (Tuesday, September 27 at 9/8c) and AFTERMATH (Tuesday, September 27 at 10/9c). Returning fan favorite Z NATION will launch its third season with a two-hour special on Friday, September 16 at 8/7c, before resuming its regular timeslot on Fridays at 9/8c the following week.
As we stated earlier, Incorporated will premiere on November 30 at 10/9c, but if you are new to the series we can catch you up. The series is set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power. INCORPORATED follows Ben Larson (Sean Teale, “Reign”), a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. But he’ll soon learn that he’s not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences. In addition to Teale, the series stars Golden Globe® nominee Dennis Haysbert (“24”) as Julian, Emmy® Award winner Julia Ormond (“Mad Men”) as Elizabeth, Allison Miller (“Terra Nova”) as Laura and Eddie Ramos (“Teen Wolf”) as Theo.
Created and co-executive produced by Alex Pastor and David Pastor (“Selfless,” “The Last Days”), with Ted Humphrey (“The Good Wife”) serving as executive producer/showrunner, INCORPORATED is from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films, and is produced by CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. Damon, Affleck and Todd also executive produce, with Pearl Street’s Margaret Chernin serving as co-producer.
Z Nation will get a two-hour special premiere on September 16 at 8/7c, and Season 3 airs Fridays at 9/8c starting September 23, 2016. Z NATION follows a team of everyday heroes during their epic struggle to save humanity following a zombie apocalypse. After discovering their mission to bring Murphy (Keith Allan, “Rise of the Zombies”), the only known survivor of the zombie plague, to a viral lab took an unexpected turn, the team is now split on the future of mankind. Murphy wants to create a race of human-zombie “blends,” while the gang, led by Lieutenant Warren (Kellita Smith, “The Bernie Mac Show”) are determined to stop him at all costs.
In the Season 3 premiere, Warren’s group is taken prisoner by a new foe, but it won’t be long before Murphy and Warren face a showdown. Z NATION stars Smith, Allan, DJ Qualls (“Supernatural,” “The Man in the High Castle”), Anastasia Baranova (“The Darkness II”), Russell Hodgkinson (“Big Fish”), Nat Zang, Joseph Gatt, Emilio Rivera (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Matt Cedeño (“Devious Maids”). An original co-production, Z NATION is produced by The Asylum.
Van Helsing is another new series coming to SYFY on September 23 at 10/9c. The shows is a twist on the classic vampire adventure tale. VAN HELSING revolves around unlikely heroine Vanessa Helsing (Kelly Overton, “True Blood”), who unexpectedly discovers that she holds the key to humanity’s survival: her own blood! Gifted with not only an immunity to vampires, Vanessa is also capable of taking out her bloodthirsty foes by turning them into humans with her bite. Now both prey and predator, Vanessa sinks her teeth into her role as humanity’s leader – and secret weapon – in their resistance against the vampires that plagued their world.
An original co-production, VAN HELSING is produced by Nomadic Pictures, which also serves as the studio. Executive producers are Chad Oakes & Mike Frislev from Nomadic Pictures, showrunner/writer Neil LaBute, Simon Barry (“Continuum”), Evan Tyler (Industry Works), Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell (Echo Lake Entertainment), as well as Daniel March (Dynamic Television). Nomadic Pictures will distribute the series within Canada, Fallout Asylum and Dynamic Television will distribute the series (initial window) in the United States. Dynamic Television is also on board as international distributor.
Channel Zero will premiere on September 27 at 9/8c, the show is an anthology series, set to debut on Syfy with the first six-part installment Candle Cove. The second, yet-to-be-announced six episode season of CHANNEL ZERO will premiere on Syfy in 2017. Based on an unnerving tale written by Kris Straub that gained notoriety online as a “creepypasta” (user-generated horror stories that are published and passed around the internet), Candle Cove centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s – and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood. From Universal Cable Productions, Channel Zero: Candle Cove is from showrunner and executive producer Nick Antosca (“Hannibal,” “Teen Wolf”), who wrote the CHANNEL ZERO pilot, and Max Landis (“Chronicle,” “American Ultra”).
Aftermath will premiere on September 27 at 10/9c, starting the new 13-episode original co-production that is produced by Halfire Entertainment in association with Syfy and Space. AFTERMATH centers on one family – Karen (Anne Heche, “Hung,” “Men in Trees”) and Joshua Copeland (James Tupper, “Revenge,” Grey’s Anatomy”) and their children. The Copelands battle for survival after civilization comes to an apocalyptic end — and they are faced not only with plague – but the rise of supernatural creatures. Universal Cable Productions has international distribution.